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Michael D. Tarantino, MD

Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute

9128 N. Lindbergh Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61615
ph: (309) 692-5337
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Medical Education: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Internship(s): University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Residency: University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Fellowship(s): Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital (Madison, WI)

Board Certification(s): Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests: Blood Disorders, Clotting Disorders, Hemostasis, Thrombosis, Immune Thrombocytopeni Purpura (ITP), Platelet Disorders, Thrombotic Stroke, Nonmalignant Hematology, Hemophilia, Von Willebrand Disease

Professional Memberships: Medical Director - Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute

Publications: View PubMed List

Associated with: Children's Hospital of Illinois, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Why did you choose to specialize in pediatrics?
Since the time I was in college, I felt a calling to care for sick children.

Why do you enjoy most about being a physician at Children's Hospital of Illinois?
Being part of a solid, medical community at a premiere children's hospital.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I come from a large, Sicilian family that settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early 1900's. I love homemade Italian food.

What is the most important thing you have learned from a patient or family?
From all of my patients, I have learned that our patients don't choose to be ill, but I do choose to help them become well. I try to live by that thought every day.

Tell us a little about your family life.
I am married to my wonderful wife, Julie, and we have three children, Sophia, Mary and Dominic.

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of medicine?
I am a fitness buff. I enjoy cycling and golfing and I have an extensive collection of pens.